Grand Rapids Public Museum

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The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues makes it unique. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition in which the artwork will visually lend itself to the setting of the Museum grounds, demonstrate a GRPM exhibition connection, and/or offer hands-on educational opportunities. The GRPM curates a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as blockbuster Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: No
  • Free public parking: No
  • Handicap accessible: Yes

Artist & Connection Information

For ArtPrize 2015, the GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition consisting of art that will​ either visually lend itself to the setting of the Museum grounds, demonstrate a GRPM exhibition connection, or offer hands-on educational opportunities. This year during ArtPrize is an exciting time for the GRPM, as we will be hosting The Discovery of King Tut exhibition, on its third stop ​on its​ U.S. ​tour ​and will be opening American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Artists who have themed art that coincides with one or both of these exhibits are encouraged to apply to our location. The GRPM is a proud participant of ArtPrize Educational Days. If you are an artist applying, please note if you would be interested in volunteering your art for the Educational Days, helping to teach children about your art, style, process and help them learn hands on how to create similar pieces. To find more detailed information about our venue, click the "Download the floor plan" link on the right.

2015 Entries hosted at this Venue

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Falling Rock, (a brief interruption)

Robert Eardley
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62183
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#WhatLiftsYou

Kelsey Montague
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62388
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Root of our Legacy

Autumn Bildson
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 61868
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Ascension

Ryan T. Schmidt
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 61051
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"Carry Me Home" (working title)

Tom Zaroff
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 61475
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In The Realm of Possiblities

Cara O'Brien
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 61547
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White Forest Project

Oriano Galloni
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 61055
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Kickin' Back

Pamela Timmons
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62495
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